Bintan's Vibrant Resort: Cassia Bintan

By Bella Arti | 13, Oct, 2020
Bintan's Vibrant Resort: Cassia Bintan

Only a short 45-minutes ferry ride from Singapore, Bintan offers you a quick getaway from all the hustle and bustle in the city. It’s time to stop stressing about all those things inside your mind and let’s go all the way to Bintan! This Negeri Segantang Lada is ready to bring you a journey to serenity.

Set to become the next Bali equivalent, Bintan has lots of resorts. When you have so many options, picking the right ones can be quite a challenge. Therefore, HalalTrip is here to save the day!

One of the resorts we highly recommend for every unique soul who craves for something colorful, vibrant, and edgy is Cassia Bintan by Banyan Tree. This is where you should stay, seriously.

 

CASSIA BINTAN

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Address: Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resorts, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29155

Phone: (0770) 693111

Website: https://www.cassia.com/en/index.html

Instagram: @cassiabintan

Facebook: Cassia Bintan

Without much more hustle and sweat, Cassia Bintan is perched in a perfect location where it is only 10 minutes away from Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal. You can go to Bandar Bentan Telani Terminal with a ferry from Tanah Merah, Singapore. A single Economy Class Ferry Ticket fare starts from SGD 45 for a one-way trip and SGD 58 for a round trip. Then, for Emerald (First Class) Ticket starts from SGD 62 for a one-way trip and SGD 102 for a round trip.

*Ticket fare can change depending on the off-peak or peak season.

This 5-star hotel opened at the end of August 2017, so the building is relatively new. The concept this resort is based on is very zingy and youthful. Furthermore, Cassia Bintan has apartment-like features where all types of rooms have a living room and a trendy functional kitchen. A great place for those who are fond of cooking! Whether you are planning to stay alone, with your cliques, colleagues, or your partner, what's not to like about cooking breakfast in the morning with a view of the blue sea?

P.S.: They have Market 23 in the lobby area for you to pick out some ingredients for your meal with so many instagrammable spots. You can also find a recipe book inside your room and have a Thai style BBQ feast.

If cooking is not your thing then, don’t worry! Most of the restaurants in Bintan are Halal. There are various Halal restaurants near the resort, from Lotus Café, Treetops, Vista, XANA Beach Club to Saffron restaurant. If you would like to try somewhere more romantic, try having dinner at Kelong Restaurant or Dinner on the Rocks. Imagine a candlelight dinner under the stars overlooking the South China Sea landscape. Craving for something more aligned with the local taste? Go to Sederhana Nasi Padang. They also have Prayer rooms available! Or go to Pujasera in Kota Sebung or Rimba Jaya, you will have a variety of local food choices there. We recommend that you check with the restaurants just to make sure of their Halal status.

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Now, let’s talk about what the resort’s offers, Cassia Bintan has a very fun lobby! There are board games, card games, foosball, and darts. Furthermore, because of its aesthetic design, you definitely want a selfie or a we-fie. Cassia Bintan is absolutely instagrammable.

For you beach lovers, this resort offers access to a private beach that is only about 1.5 km away from the resort! There, you can either have a blast with your friends and family or you may choose to go the total opposite of a relaxing time by the beach. Reading a good book alone or with your lovely partner. Imagine having a sweet sunset moment with your loved ones while walking feet-in-sand on this clean white sand beach.

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This resort will give you the best relaxation for the rest of your weekends since it is very close to the beach. You really can hear the soothing sound of waves inside your room. Other than that, if you are seeking for a more therapeutic experience, head over to Banyan Tree’s award-winning spa where you will be in the hands of massage experts to massage all that stress away! There are golf courses nearby as well if golf sounds more like you.

 

Cassia Bintan Room Options

One-Bedroom Apartment

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These funky rooms are for two persons and are 42sqm - 51sqm. There is a No Breakfast option that starts from SGD45, With Breakfast starting from SGD 57. These are the different themes that they offer for these One-Bedroom apartments: 

  • Stay and Play option costs SGD 110 (catered for golfers)
  • Loft Ocean View for SGD 140 
  • Garden option costs SGD 175
  • Ocean option costs SGD 225 (exclude taxes) 

All types of rooms have a kitchen, living room, free wi-fi, air conditioning, and microwave. All rooms are non-smoking rooms.

 

Two-Bedroom Apartment Garden or Ocean

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For those who would like to bring more people to the room, especially for family or group of friends, the Two-Bedroom Apartment is a good choice. This 62sqm-71sqm room has two options, which are Garden View for SGD 260 and Ocean View for SGD 300 (exclude taxes). The room facilities include a kitchen, living room, dining room, free wi-fi, breakfast for two, air conditioning, and microwave. All rooms are non-smoking rooms.

 

Activities and Things To Do

1. Foam Pool Party

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What more can we say, a pool of bubbles is definitely a YES! And it is FREE, weee!

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 3 PM – 7 PM (Saturdays only).

 

2. Water Sport


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Feeling adventurous? Water sport such as Snorkeling and Jet Ski is one of Banyan Tree’s private beach available activities. Enjoy Bintan’s beautiful ocean from under or above.

Jetski

Price: Starts from SGD 43 for 15 min and SGD 160 for 1 hour Safari Tour

Opening hours: 9 AM and 4 PM

Location: Marine Centre

Snorkeling

Price: Around SGD 36

Opening hours: 9 AM and 4 PM

Location: Marine Centre

 

3. Speedboat through Mangrove

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If you like watching some wild animals and having a wild adventure, there will be pythons hanging on the branches and some monitor lizards, but we can assure your safety! Seriously.

Price: Around SGD 38 (60 minutes tour)

Opening Hours: Day tour at 9 AM, 10.30 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. A night tour at 7.30 PM.

Location: Roundtrip pick-up from Cassia Bintan

 

4. ATV

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Nothing beats zipping around nature with an ATV to get the blood pumping! Release your stress by riding an ATV!

Price: Around SGD 58 (30 minutes)

Opening Hours: Marine Centre

 

5. Yoga

Maintain your physique, mental, and spiritual by doing Yoga. If you have not tried doing Yoga before, this is your time…

Price: Free

Time: 5:30AM – 7AM

Location: Santai Deck at Angsana Resort by Banyan Tree

 

6. Release Endangered Baby Turtles into the Ocean

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Well-known for big on caring for marine life, Banyan Tree offers you this activity though Cassia Bintan. Just imagine watching tippy-tappy baby turtles’ feet getting back into the ocean? Such cuties!

Price: Free

Time: Check for updates on Cassia Bintan’s Facebook or Instagram

Location: Cassia Bintan’s private beach

 

7. Busung Dune Desert and Telaga Biru

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Visit Gurun Pasir Busung that is 40 minutes away from Cassia Bintan. Make sure to bring a camera or your phone with you because this place very beautiful and magical!

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Jl. Raya Busung, Busung, Seri Kuala Lobam, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau 29152

 

8. Lagoi Beach

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More beach? Go to Lagoi Beach, this popular public beach has plenty of selfie spots, eateries, and shops.

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 7AM to midnight

Location: Sebong Lagoi, Teluk Sebong, Sebong Lagoi, Tlk. Sebong, Kabupaten Bintan, Kepulauan Riau

So, now you know where to go and stay in Bintan for a relaxing holiday! Even if you are not staying in Cassia Bintan, Bintan island itself has so many more things to do and explore. May the situation improve so that the borders can be lifted soon, Insha Allah!

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